My one-dish Dump and Bake Italian Chicken and Rice is an easy dinner that comes together in just a few minutes, requires minimal clean up, and pleases the pickiest palates! Even the rice cooks in the baking dish making this a fast and wholesome meal.I love a recipe that doesn’t require me to spend too much time pulling out equipment, dirtying (and washing) dishes, or slicing, chopping, and prepping a variety of ingredients. Instead, I want something that I can toss together in advance (preferably while my boys are at preschool in the morning or while my youngest is napping), and then just pop it in the oven when my crew gets hungry. Can you relate?
Oh, and whatever I’m serving better be tasty and kid-friendly! I’m not interested in making a variety of dinner options to please every tastebud in our house. It’s one meal for everyone…and that’s IT! Fortunately, I have an arsenal of quick and easy recipe ideas that I can turn to on even my craziest weeknights. This Dump and Bake Italian Chicken and Rice is definitely one of those gems!
You just need some very basic ingredients, and I bet that many of you already have these items in your kitchen. Shall we take a look?
Start with some Italian seasoning, a jar of marinara sauce, and a can of Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes (don’t drain them).
You will also need some uncooked rice, some uncooked chicken breasts, and some Parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Simple AND delicious, right?
Then you just combine the ingredients right in your baking dish, based on the recipe directions. You don’t need an extra mixing bowl, you don’t need to cook the rice in advance, and you don’t even need to bake your chicken ahead of time. It all cooks together!
Enjoy it now, make your family smile, and you can thank me later!
I’m sharing this meal over on Megan’s blog, Coffee Cups and Crayons, so hop on over HERE for the full recipe and instructions!
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